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New Kent Road

83 New Kent Road, London, SE1 6RD

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include student accommodation in four blocks.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the area.
  • This venue is situated in Elephant and Castle.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Elephant and Castle.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is Elephant and Castle.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located in front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 bays here which are usually left clear for contractors.
    • However, they can be allocated to Blue Badge holders on request.

Outside Access (Courtyard Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The intercom is at a height of 120cm.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in).

Level Change (Courtyard Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located at the entrance gate, to overcome the lower bar of the gate.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 60cm (1ft 12in).
  • Comments View
    • The main gates can be opened from the inside to give step free access.
    • Assistance will be required, or visitors can call 07881 501 592 for assistance.

Outside Access (Flat C3 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the central courtyard, left as you enter.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in).

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 shows the shared kitchen in flat C3, showing the accessible sink, hob and surface.
    • Photograph 2 shows the Laundry Room, which is located on the ground floor of A Block.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 2 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • The accessible facilities are located in flat C3.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was C31.
    • The width of the door to the room is 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 250cm x 300cm (8ft 2in x 9ft 10in).
    • The bed is 61cm (2ft) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 40cm (1ft 4in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the room.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are accessible window openers.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the shared bathroom.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 200cm x 295cm (6ft 7in x 9ft 8in).
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 69cm (2ft 3in).
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 60cm (1ft 12in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are not available.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is fixed.
    • The shower head height is 93cm (3ft 1in).
    • The type of shower controls used are lever.
    • The shower seat is flip down.
    • The shower seat height is 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • There are handrails available.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Available auxiliary aids include flashing alarms and vibrating pillows.
    • Flashing fire alarms are available on request.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
    • The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.

Outside Access (A Block Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the far left corner of the central courtyard.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 134cm (4ft 5in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance leads to flats 5, 10, 16, 20.
    • There is a similar entrance to B Block, leading to flats 4, 9, 15 and 19.
    • Block C (apart from flat C3) is accessed by a single door with a medium step.
    • This leads to flats 1, 6, 12 and 17.

Outside Access (D Block Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the central courtyard.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 135cm (4ft 5in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance leads to the office, common room and flats 2, 7, 8, 13, 14 and 18.

Level Change (D Block Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Level Change (D Block)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left as you enter D Block.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located to the right as you enter D Block.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are deep.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp leads to the common room and the office.
    • The step leads to flat 2.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The desk/counter is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the D Block Entrance, within the common room.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:00 - 14:00.
    • Monday 18:00 - 20:00.
    • Tuesday 09:00 - 14:00.
    • Tuesday 18:00 - 20:00.
    • Wednesday 09:00 - 14:00.
    • Wednesday 18:00 - 20:00.
    • Thursday 09:00 - 14:00.
    • Thursday 18:00 - 20:00.
    • Friday 09:00 - 14:00.
    • Friday 18:00 - 20:00.
    • Saturday 12:00 - 14:00.
    • Sunday 12:00 - 14:00.

Common Room

  • The common room is located on the ground floor of block D.
  • There is a pool table and table football.
  • There are two lounge-style seating areas.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are the flats on floors 1-3.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar stairs in all blocks, but some only access floors G-2.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the D Block entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the far corner of the common room.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 92cm (3ft).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 147cm x 200cm (4ft 10in x 6ft 7in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are waste paper pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Staff do not receive Deaf Awareness training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.